Hi Everyone~ I'm seeing a lot of problems with the transmission posted and have found some possible causes, but really nothing definite. We bought a 2005 Beetle GLS 2.0 for our daughter a week ago. Three days later it started hard shifting between 3 and 4. Read up on the recall, but the previous owner chose not to do this and its now expired. I've seen posts about changing the trans fluid, could be from changing the battery and not having the trans reprogrammed after, if the car has been sitting for a period of time this could happen, too. We have a service contract on it, but it won't kick in until we've put 1,000 miles on it. We have about 800 more to go. Our daughter doesn't like driving it since the hard shifting has been happening. Now, I've seen a lot of hard shifting between 1-2 or 2-3 but nothing much on my problem, 3-4. Otherwise the car runs fine and this only happens after about 15 to 20 minutes or after its warmed up. Have also read people take it to the dealer, get charged for putting it on the computer and finding nothing wrong. What do you do at that point?? We've had the Beetle exactly one week today. Extremely unhappy and any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated!! We're hoping this can still become the good little car we hoped it would be when we bought it.